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Posted at 8:47 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Julian Assange on 'Today' show: 'Merely the end of the beginning'

By Melissa Bell

Julian Assange, standing in the sun with his new residence, a British manor, in the background, spoke to Matt Lauer this morning. "Something is wrong in the United States," he said, questioning why the possible espionage charges against him are all being conducted in "secret" and why he's never seen the evidence in the rape charges.

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By Melissa Bell  | December 17, 2010; 8:47 AM ET
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This person is not a journalist, not a diplomat, not a scholar, not a soldier, takes no direct risk in stealing classified and proprietary information, exercises no judgment and analysis in publicizing what is delivered to his website, and yet thanks to fawning media outlets has the opportunity and gall to prance around posing as the moral arbiter of world affairs.

Posted by: idora | December 17, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Julian Assange is a hero, informing people of the world about their governments and what goes on behind closed doors. Obviously, if you've followed the story, Sweeden only wants him so they can turn him over to the United States. God bless Julian Assange and Wikileaks!

Posted by: scoogy | December 17, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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